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The Memory Palace

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From award-winning public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great. For history buffs, fans of public radio shows like This American Life, Radio Lab, and whatnot, and for all admirers of things that are super-great. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

From award-winning public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great. For history buffs, fans of public radio shows like This American Life, Radio Lab, and whatnot, and for all admirers of things that are super-great. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
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Hollywood, CA

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From award-winning public radio producer, Nate DiMeo, comes The Memory Palace. Short, surprising stories of the past, sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hysterical, always super-great. For history buffs, fans of public radio shows like This American Life, Radio Lab, and whatnot, and for all admirers of things that are super-great. The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more at radiotopia.fm

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English


Episodes

Episode 146: Two Memorials, Last Week of July, 2019

8/8/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music Absence Notes Selma and the Liuzzo Murder

Duration:00:08:36

Episode 145: Stories about the St. Louis

7/19/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music On-ness by Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno. My Mamma Pinned a Rose on Me by Esmerine. Some of Eloy by Deaf Center. Saturday Evening by Tomasz Benarczyk Solitary Living by The Flashbulb A Minor by Kid606

Duration:00:13:08

Independence Day Special

7/4/2019
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Happy 4th of July. No new episode today, but here are three texts drawn from America’s past for your Independence Day.

Duration:00:33:18

Episode 144: Nature Naturally

6/21/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music Duet for Ghosts by Ed Harcourt tops and tails this one. We here the top of Pomeriggio Zenzero from Paulo Conte. Some of Thankful by Bill Frissell. And Ingo Metzmacher's 6th Study for Player Piano Notes supplementary piece

Duration:00:08:44

A White Horse

6/12/2019
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As on every year, here is an episode I released a few days after the murders at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.

Duration:00:10:27

Episode 143: The Only One

6/8/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We hear both Baracolle and Ice World from Saloli's album, The Deep End. We hear Ensemble Recherche do Morton Feldman's Something Wild in the City: Mary Ann's Theme. As well as De Wolfe Music do Moonbird. Harry Kalahiki does that Ukelele version of Claire de Lune We get a snipped of Eartheater's Peripheral And E Ruscha V's The Hostess

Duration:00:10:06

Episode 142: Private Robinson on Pawnee Rock

5/19/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music Concierto Para Piano Y Orquesta En Sol Mayor - Adagio Ass Notes Jacob S. Robinson's Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition Under Colonel Doliphan in 1846. Hampton Sides' fantastic Blood and Thunder.

Duration:00:08:56

Episode 141: This Story Climbed Mount Washington

5/3/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We start off with a touch of Hills in the Rain, by Simon Rackham. Go to a bit of Narkopop 1 by Gas. Then gaze in wonder to Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise, as performed by the Cincinatti Pops Orchestra We listen to two versions of Trying Something Again, Again by our friends in Lullatone. And go out on Jaybird, by Charlie Parr

Duration:00:07:40

Rebroadcast: Origin Stories

4/19/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts.

Duration:00:16:13

Episode 140: Jackie Mitchell

4/9/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We start off with Chez Thomas, by Charles Delarue Go to The Graceful Ghost, one of William Bolcom's 3 Ghost Rags. Then Krzysztof Komeda's Ballet Edude II A touch of Ellington playing A Single Petal on a Rose. Then Concerto no. 5 en la minuer: Allegro ma non molto, as performed by Wilhelm Friedeman Bach and Brigitte Haudbebourg frames... Philharmonics - Piano Sessions...

Duration:00:14:37

Episode 139: 1,347 Birds

3/23/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music First up is Requiem from Nico Muhly's score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties. November by Colleen. Edward Hong's arrangement of Sleep from the Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble. The solo version of Broad Channel by Bing & Ruth Won't Be a Thing to Become by Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld Notes study

Duration:00:09:43

Episode 138: Sixty Starlings

3/8/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Blink from Hiroshi Yoshimura Which comes in and out of Bjolukor Tonlisterakoli Reykjanesbaejar's version of Sigur Ros' Hoppipolla. Love Token by Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by Tamara Anna Cislowska And Joanna Brouk playing Maggi's Flute - Lifting Off Notes There's a ton out there about the sixty starlings, the most comprehensive comes from Stephen Marche's book, How Shakespeare Changed Everything. I also found Kim Todd's...

Duration:00:08:30

A Memory Palace/Radio Diaries Crossover Event

2/20/2019
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On the 80th Anniversary of the night 20,000 Americans attended a Nazi Rally in the heart of Manhattan, the Memory Palace is teaming up with Radio Diaries. We’ll hear their new story about that rally after we listen back to a Memory Palace episode that took place on that same evening, in which some Nazis get punched. Learn more about this evening at www.radiodiaries.org. For info on the original Memory Palace episode, head here.

Duration:00:17:16

Episode 137: Swans

2/6/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Sarah in Bath from Krysztof Komeda's score to the Fearless Vampire Killers. Adagio for Glass Harmonica, K617a as performed by Vienna Glass Armonia Duo. Mr. Death Angel Flanders from John Barry's score to Boom! And a bit of Imaginary Building from Elana Katz-Cherwin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska Notes There's a great American Heritage article on the history of Delmonico's. There's a nice write up on the Swan Dinner in American...

Duration:00:08:09

Episode 136 (Ten Fingers, Ten Toes)

1/16/2019
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Only in the Dark by Ben Lukas Boysen Dream House III: After Dust by Mary Ellen Childs and Ethel Cello Gonzalez by Chilly Gonzalez Notes A Brief History of Teratology to the Early 20th Century by Mark V. Barrow Environment and Birth Defects by James G. Wilson Six Principals of Teratology by James G. Wilson

Duration:00:09:07

Nate's Episode of the Year for 2018

12/18/2018
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Each year for the last three years, Nate picks his personal favorite. Here’s 2018. See you in 2019.

Duration:00:19:24

Episode 135: Revolutions

12/5/2018
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music We start off with an absolute banger from my old friends in Lightning Bolt, their track King Kandy. Then an old favorite, Blues to Elvin from the unstoppable, Coltrane Plays the Blues. We move to Everything is an Illusion by Kaada Hear Rolling by Collectress And finish out on The Dog by Group Listening. Notes Save Womens Lives History of Washing Machines

Duration:00:13:30

2018 Fundraiser Bonus Episode!

11/27/2018
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It’s time for the 2018 fundraiser. On this, the tenth anniversary of The Memory Palace, show your support for independent artists by making a donation at Radiotopia.fm.

Duration:00:09:35

Election Eve Rebroadcast (In Line)

11/5/2018
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX, a curated network of extraordinary, story-driven shows. Learn more and donate to help keep this show and the other Radiotopia shows thrive at Radiotopia.fm Notes * There are a gajillion things that you can and should read about this period. I’m almost loathe to tell you where to begin. So: some of the details for this story were found in this remarkable article by Claude Sitton. Music * We hear a segment of Holding Pattern, by...

Duration:00:07:44

Episode 134 (The Dress in the Closet)

10/27/2018
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. A note: this here is a Halloween episode. They get creepy. Music We hear both Easter and The Attachment by Michael Price. Some of DNA by Akira Kosemura. Piano & Violoncello 1 by Irena and Voltech Havel. Zucht 2 by Machinefabriek The Walk from the score to Tender is the Night. Rendez-vous from Allesandro Cicognini's score to The Indiscretion of an American Wife.

Duration:00:12:12